This differentiated homework asks pupils to create, illustrate and describe their own Greek Hero. We used the hero in their stories the following week but this could equally be used as a stand alone homework related to your topic.
It's Christmas week, you have ten last minute play rehearsals scheduled, a church visit and the class are so excited about Christmas that you're thinking your job is closer to that of a cat herder than a teacher right now.
Take a break from planning and take a look at these two lessons for Literacy in Christmas week (let's face it, you're not going to teach five Literacy lessons this week).
These lessons were used to reinforce the use of relative clauses by getting them to write a relative clause poem. The class produced many outstanding poems using this method and remarkably got really excited about our Christmas-based Literacy lessons with a hidden SPaG focus!
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This week of Literacy lessons focuses on developing children's understanding of Greek myths and gives them an opportunity to write a description of their own mythological creature. All of the classes who have been taught this week of Literacy have really enjoyed it, especially the boys!
Day 1: Reading and analysing examples of Greek myths.
Day 2: Creating word banks to describe mythological creatures.
Day 3: Using expanded noun phrases to describe mythological creatures.
Day 4: Creating and planning their own mythological creature (with a bit of drawing included to keep them interested).
Day 5: Children write a written description of their mythical creatures using the skills taught during the week.
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